Hah. Totally called this one. Hawking’s coming to Waterloo.
Stephen Hawking coming to Waterloo, Ont.â..s Perimeter Institute
Professor Stephen Hawking has been appointed a distinguished research chair at Waterloo, Ont.’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.
“The appointment marks a new phase in our recruitment that will see leading scientists from around the world establish a second research home at Perimeter Institute. I am delighted that Stephen has agreed to accept the first of a projected 40 such visiting chairs,” Dr. Neil Turok, the institute’s director, said in a statement released Thursday.
Dr. Hawking — who is the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, a position once held by Isaac Newton — will conduct regular stays at the institute beginning in the summer of 2009.